Richard Ouellette
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Obituary of Richard Ouellette

OUELLETTE, Richard of Essex Ontario passed away on June 17, 2017, on his 80th birthday, surrounded by his family at 11:55 am in Windsor Regional Hospital following his long battle with cardio-vascular disease. Richard was the beloved son of the late Leo and Mary Ouellette of Windsor Ontario. He leaves behind his beloved wife and best friend of 33 years Sharron Pinnsonault, his sister Joan Lanoue, and her husband Michael, his sons and their wives: Richard and Sandy, Gary and Cindy, Greg and Jennifer, and Darren and Tracey. Also leaving behind his much loved step- children: Sherri, Tammy and Thomas, Grandchildren: Melissa (deceased), Kristy, Shannon, Jeremy, Michael, Joshua, Richard, Britney, Sarah and Stephen Ouellette. He also was the proud great grandfather of 10. Richard worked hard his whole life. For many years he worked in the carpet sales industry and in his senior years as shuttle driver for Canadian Tire, pharmacy delivery, and industrial cleaning. Richard had great love for Sharron, his family, for the outdoors, fishing, and his beloved dog Abby Rose. His sacrificial love for us was made evident by his commitment to continually provide a loving caring home, to his lending an ear to our success and challenges in life with caring sensitivity, and his great ability to make you feel that you were the only one in the world that mattered when he was speaking to you. He made great spaghetti sauce, fried chicken, macaroni casserole, and his infamous, “spaghetti with Ketchup”. What made Dad the happiest is to have the entire family together which usually involved turkey, stuffing and cranberries. (Dad loved tradition.) We have to be honest though; Dad was not terribly handy, particularly with any tool. He also had a great tendency to burn chickens to a blackened charcoal crisp on the BBQ. He was cranky with politics, left his teeth out one too many times and complained about all shopping …. He loved us all, and he will be missed greatly. Good-bye Dad. Richard’s family will celebrate his life privately. Arrangements entrusted to Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E., Essex (519-776-4233) www.reidfuneralhome.ca